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Archives for September, 2012

ADHD (General)

CADDAC’s 4th Annual ADHD Conference

Original design ©Zoë Kessler, 2010

Hey Canada! Did you know we've got an exciting opportunity coming up to meet with some of ADHD's best-known leaders, researchers and pioneers?

The Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC) hosts its 4th Annual ADHD Conference from Oct. 11 – 14, 2012. The conference features Canadian experts and, if they don't get held up too long at the border (or get lost...
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ADHD Parenting Tips (Blog Post Roundup)

School's back in session. I've been thinking a lot about all the kids with ADHD and the challenges they'll have: transitions, focusing, anger management, being labelled as "weird," oh, the list goes

What can I do to help?

I've been wracking my adult ADHD brains to find the best advice to give parents. A comment from a blog reader gave me an idea: a parenting post roundup!

Karen, the mom who commented in response...
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When the ADHD Writing’s On the Wall

Zoë Kessler, Photo ©Michael McLuhan, 2012

Sometimes I find my readers' comments at least, if not more, interesting and informative than my blog posts.

My recent post ADHD Diagnosis: Prison or Freedom Pass? was but one example. A reader named Drew raises some very key issues for women (and men) who are diagnosed with ADHD late in life.

Particularly for women, who are more likely to be...
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The Ultimate ADHD Disability

Zoë's magical kitchen timer for ADHD time management (I wish).

I finally bought a kitchen timer to help with time management. When a friend unexpectedly dropped by, I decided to test it out. I let him know that I would only take a 10-minute break, then I'd have to get back to my writing.

We sat at my kitchen table for a cup of Earl Grey....
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ADHD and Social Awkwardness (Rustlin’ Up Some Social Skills)

Cowgirl and Chick A-D-D, Zoë Kessler
Photo by Jake Cheghano, 2011

I don't know about you, but for me, one of the most difficult aspects of ADHD is the social awkwardness. It's like, as a kid, I missed every Social Skills 101 class (except, sadly, social skills classes were never actually offered).

Nor did I pick up social skills by observing others. While I didn’t skip classes, I...
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